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The Big Sound

wed 28 may 2008 00:00 

Trumpet player Erskine Hawkins (1914-1993) was an orchestra leader from Alabama, whose biggest professional success was his ‘Tuxeda Junction’ composition. But because Hawkins was not white, the white Glenn Miller could pocket a multitude of revenues. That happened fairly often in the America of the Bigband Era.

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